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Oct 14, 2011 7:00pm EDT
-explanatory. [laughter] >> you can make a little fun of this, but it is incredibly useful. if you condense it down to 150 words on what you try to achieve, people have more sense of what's going on. if you want to say it's absolutely fine that people don't know what they are voting for, that's fine for him, but i'm not happy with that. i wanted to talk about the ongoing pie lots in the public bill committee stage that's permissive allowing members to make statements about amendments 23 they wish. what we need to do is make those pilots permanent and so they are enabled to make statements to the whole house and at the report stage. it begs to relief a government that wants a healthier democracy was so negative in the committee's recommendation of the statement on the floor of the house. why is the government blocking this simple move seeking to make sure they are not rubber stamper legislation and prevent the government's sneaking things throw the report stage. the government tries to use the low take up of the bill committee pilot to change the status quo on the floor of the house, but that doesn't stand
Oct 28, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. it is going to be there for them, but to use it as a political tool and say listen they are going to take away your benefits, now that is dishonest. and i will come back pretty hard on that. do we need to give young people the options to have these personal accounts wax do we need to raise the age of which people become eligible because we are living so much longer? do we need to means test it? all of those are appropriate questions to ask and i think there are a lot of positive aspects to those. but, americans want to hear how are we going to get this country back working again? how are we going to get america back to being a powerful influence in this country -- i mean in this world? there are going to be hard decisions that need to be made and people that are misleading americans i don't have a lot of time for. >> who is misleading americans? >> anybody that says it's going to be easy and if you all just listen -- the president of the united states stood up three years ago and said listen, you allow me to be the president of the united states and i will create 3.5 million jobs. that is misl
Oct 21, 2011 7:00pm EDT
program and it looks like delegates our wishes for a $500 million to be used for this. so this is 17 more pages and another bunch of money. >> one of the basic reasons to put forth this amendment is we have been hearing about the defect of no child left behind for all of these years and one of the defects and a really corrosive problem is that you have children being educated in a very narrow and limited way and it's not just bad for the longer term, it's actually bad for the test scores. it's making it more difficult for them to achieve to be successful as they could be, and i think children should have as broad and education as possible and no child left behind short circuit that. espinel of those in favor of the pc amendment will signify by saying aye, opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the ayes have it. senator dirk? >> mr. chairman, i would call burr amendment number one, title fight. >> number one, title v. >> i would be extremely quick on this, mr. sherman. one of the most recognized barriers to the growth of charter schools is the access to private capital
Oct 7, 2011 7:00pm EDT
.ants to get us w of town on.ave this is precedent and we have, unless we can change it, we have forever changed the rights of the majority to be heardto post-cloture and i am saddened about that.tell >> majority leader. >> first of all, let me tell my friend that amendments could then offered pre-cloture. m f and my friend said we thought wo were going to be able to offer some amendments post-cloture to with their motions to suspend the rules. and that's what i said would have been in agree to that. w seven amendments. now, people say you choose theio i didn't come up with these the. things. they came up with them. and select 'swhich ones they din and that's what i did. i could not get an agreement on some of these amendments andone explain them in some detailrules previously. also, everyone should recognize motions to suspend the rules ara still available they're just not available post-cloture that the rolled 22 provides a sense of bt the senate debate shall be brought to a close. the relisten understatements for a long time. so i'm sorry my friend is disappointed, but i think theaye
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